Mind in Brighton and Hove: West Sussex – Community Mental Health Advocate
2 x Part Time roles (21 hours per week)
Salary £25,818 per annum pro rata (actual salary £15,491)
Fixed term until 31st March 2024 (with possible extension)
Mind in Brighton and Hove empowers and supports people who have experience of mental health issues in Brighton and Hove and West Sussex. Our Advocacy Services take action to help people have their views heard, secure their rights and obtain services they need.
We are seeking to appoint two part-time Community Advocates in West Sussex:
Post 1) Working with clients in Horsham, Crawley and Mid Sussex (maternity cover) – 21 hours.
Post 2) Working with clients in Adur & Worthing, Arun and Chichester – 21 hours.
For both roles, on occasion you will need to work at our Brighton office for meetings, training, etc. At present, the role may include some home working. Driving and own vehicle are essential.
Advocates are responsible for the provision of independent, professional mental health advocacy primarily within community settings across West Sussex. This post requires an understanding of advocacy, experience of managing a client case load, excellent communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a range of professionals, whilst retaining independence.
In return, we offer a range of benefits including full induction, nationally accredited advocacy qualification and 29 days’ leave (pro rata) per year excluding bank holidays, 3% pension contribution and access to a 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme.
All successful applicants are subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.
Full job details and an application pack can be found on our website via the Apply button.
Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 22nd May 2023
Interview date: Friday 26th May 2023 at 51, New England Street, Brighton
We are committed to equal opportunities, and we value diversity in our workforce and aim to recruit a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We encourage applications from everyone irrespective of age, disability (including experience of living with mental health issues), gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity.